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UFC Hall of Famer Mark “The Hammer” Coleman as pulled out of his upcoming bout with former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz at UFC 106 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to MMAWeekly.com, Coleman suffered a tear in one of his medical collateral ligaments. Word is Coleman has requested for the bout to be rescheduled for a later date.
Coleman, a native of Columbus, Ohio, possesses a decorated mixed martial arts record of 16-9. Coleman holds victories over the likes of Gary Goodridge, Don Frye, Kazuyuki Fujita, Igor Vovchanchyn, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and Stephan Bonnar.
Ortiz, a native of Huntington Beach, California, possesses a mixed martial arts record of 15-6-1. Ortiz holds victories over the likes of Guy Mezger, Wanderlei Silva, Evan Tanner, Ken Shamrock, Vitor Belfort, and Forrest Griffin.
Ortiz was last in action at UFC 84 in May 2008 where is lost to current UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. While on the sidelines, Ortiz underwent back surgery in October 2008 and also spent time fielding offers from organizations such as Strikeforce and Affliction before ultimately re-signing with the UFC.